Ashtanga Yoga Intensive with Tim. Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11.
Friday, March 9, 7:15-9:30pm
Integrating Breath and Bandhas in Your Asana Practice.
In this first session with Tim you will locate your locks and drop into your breath to free your practice. You will establish yourself firmly in the foundations of breath with a clear physical understanding of the use of the bandhas/body locks. You will learn simple pranayama to help your body open, your mind to settle into one-pointed focus and to free your body. Experience how this ancient tradition holds many life lessons. All Levels Welcome.
… followed by 30 min Q&A
Saturday, March 10, 9:45am-12:15pm
Detailing the Primary series, practice.
This class is a traditional Primary Series guided class. Following this immaculate practice form we will allow for occasional inspired off-springs into technical detail and useful hints for moving your practice along, potentially bridging spiritual gaps between your body, the practice and how it applies to our lives off the mat. We will explore anatomical mechanics for a deeper, injury free and more informed practice, as well as touching on the background of the Ashtanga method. Tim’s sincere, down-to-earth and humorous teaching style makes for a fun, focussed and reverent evening. All Levels Welcome.
Saturday, March 10, 2:30-5pm
Introduction to the Intermediate Series, workshop.
In this workshop Tim takes you through a detailed, intense and fun exploration of how the Intermediate Series of Ashtanga Yoga unlocks the spine, hips and upper body, creates strength and develops a deep sense of calmness-in-action. Taking root in healthy anatomical patterns you will identify energetic pathways that lead to pain-free deep backbends, safe hip opening and a step-by-step method to master the arm balances. Also known as the Second Series, this group of postures challenges both flexibility and strength while teaching mastery of the nervous system. All Levels Welcome.
Sunday, March 11, 7-9:30am.
Mysore style Class.
Named after the city where Sri K. Pattabhi Jois lived, this is the classic way Ashtanga Yoga is taught. A melting pot of yoga practitioners of all levels from beginner to advanced, this class sets out to offer personalized guidance to every practitioner at exactly where you need it most. Build relationship with yourself, your practice and your teacher in this inspiring energy. All levels are welcome yet it is recommended to have an established Mysore Style practice to join.
Sunday, March 11, 12:30-3pm.
Unlocking Mooladhara – Hips, Twists and Forward Bending.
Understanding the intricate nature of your pelvis opens the potential to free your spine and let energy flow to and from its rightful destinations in your body. Through partner & individual work you will learn how to open your hip joints to maintain healthy knees, increase your spines potential for motion, deeper levels of comfort, asana ability and self-knowledge while keeping your practice injury free and graceful. All Levels Welcome.
$270 for all 5 sessions, $60 each ($225 for YiY mysore automatic payment members, limited and unlimited, $50 each).
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Tim Feldmann is the director of Miami Life Center, the yoga shala he founded with his wife Kino MacGregor. He was set on the yoga path by his first teacher Lino Miele and is Authorized to teach directly by the founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Method, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and his grandson, R. Sharath Jois. A practitioner of the Advanced A series Tim is dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga’s traditional method. “The body is the way to our spirit, to our true Self. That’s what asana is for”. A near fatal falling accident in 1992 led Tim on the yogic path. His teaching integrates extensive studies of F.M. Alexander Technique and sitting meditation with 20 years of experience as a professional dancer and an internationally acclaimed choreographer. His in-depth knowledge of functional anatomy, alignment as well as the idiosyncratic body and mind in stillness and in motion creates the platform upon which his solid understanding of the Ashtanga method rests.